CHARLIE WAS A BOXER (Moe Jaffe / George Keefer / Vincent Lopez) Vincent Lopez & His Suave Swing Orchestra - 1940 Frankie Yankovic & His Yanks with The Marlin Sisters - 1949 Four Aces - 1956 Also recorded by: Jimmy Sturr & His Orch. Charlie was a boxer Great as he could be Till one day they started Boxing on TV One day when he was bowing He walked into a right Charlie was a boxer Who'd rather act than fight Charlie had a left an' right Frightened every man in site Never feared a thing, it's true He was champ, I'm telling you Charlie was a boxer Great as he could be Till one day they started Boxing on TV One day when he was bowing He walked into a right Charlie was a boxer Who'd rather act than fight (Instrumental Break) Charlie trained both day and night In his heart he loved to fight In his corner, you could tell He was anxious for the bell Charlie was a boxer Great as he could be Till one day they started Boxing on TV One day when he was bowing He walked into a right Charlie was a boxer Who'd rather act than fight (Instrumental Break) Charlie was a handsome Dan Had more strength than Superman All his friends would cheer and sing When he stepped into the ring Charlie was a boxer Great as he could be Till one day they started Boxing on TV One day when he was bowing He walked into a right Charlie was a boxer Who'd rather act than fight Yes, Charlie was a boxer Who'd rather act than fight (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - July 2008)